A Louisiana mother was shot dead after a break-in broke into her home while she was home with her two young children Sunday, police said.
The suspect, Robert Reams, broke into the home on Klein Road in Tangipahoa Parish, the local sheriff’s office said, armed with a shovel and tire iron in the early hours.
Rimes, 51, and the woman got into a physical altercation after she found him inside her home. During the struggle, he was fatally shot at around 5 a.m., according to Chief Jimmy Travis.
The home intruder, who was released on parole after serving two decades in prison for armed robbery, is pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators said he was also the suspect in the carjacking hours before the family home was broken into.
There were no arrests, and Travis said it appeared the woman was “exercising her Second Amendment rights to protect herself and her children from a violent home invasion.”
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Originally published as mother fights with a house intruder, is shot and killed: police